Matthew Modine’s Concern for Millie Bobby Brown’s Fame

Matthew Modine, who portrayed the complex character Dr. Martin Brenner in the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things,’ has revealed his desire to protect his co-star Millie Bobby Brown from the tumultuous ride of fame. Brown was only eleven when she started working with Modine on the show. Modine expressed his concern about the celebrity status and power that Brown and her generation have been exposed to through streaming, which is more significant than anything the entertainment industry has seen. Modine stated to The Guardian,

“It’s a rollercoaster: there’s ups and downs. The adoration and love are not real; it’s for something you’ve created and can be devastating.”

The Duffer Brothers’ Persistence in Casting Matthew Modine as Dr. Brenner

Modine also revealed that the creators of ‘Stranger Things,’ the Duffer Brothers, were persistent in casting him as Dr. Brenner. Initially, Modine was not interested in the role. However, the Duffer Brothers’ persistence and passion for the character eventually convinced him to take on the part.

Modine commented, “I responded to their passion and he became a really interesting, complex character.”

Modine’s Unique Interpretation of Dr. Brenner’s Character

Modine had a unique take on Dr. Brenner’s character and appearance. Modine wanted to dye his hair white, like evil characters in Japanese anime, and wear a suit similar to Cary Grant in ‘North by Northwest.’ Furthermore, he requested that all the expositional dialogues be given to the people around him, making his stillness and quietness more compelling. The Duffer Brothers agreed to all of Modine’s requests, which made the character more interesting and complex.

Stranger Things Season 4 Death Toll and Unseen Script

Stranger Things season four saw the demise of three main characters: Dr. Brenner, Hellfire Club president Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn), and bully Jason Carver (Mason Dye). However, the Duffer Brothers revealed that an early script saw another character, Russian security guard Enzo (Tom Wlaschiha), bite the dust in season four.

The first Episode Title of Stranger Things Season 5 Revealed

The title of the first episode of season five of Stranger Things has been revealed, leaving fans speculating about the fate of Eddie Munson.

“What Millie and her generation have been exposed to through streaming is a kind of celebrity and power and reach that’s bigger than anything in the entertainment industry before. It’s a rollercoaster: there’s ups and downs. The adoration and the love are not real, it’s for something that you’ve created and it can be devastating.” – Matthew Modine


What is Stranger Things?

Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror television series that premiered on Netflix in July 2016. The series is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s and follows a group of kids as they investigate supernatural events and government conspiracies.

Who is Matthew Modine?

Matthew Modine is an American actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in several films and television shows, including Full Metal Jacket, Vision Quest, and The Dark Knight Rises. In Stranger Things, he played the role of Dr. Martin Brenner, also known as Papa.

Who is Millie Bobby Brown?

Millie Bobby Brown is an English actress and model. She rose to fame for her role as Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things, which she began filming at 11.

What is the relationship between Matthew Modine and Millie Bobby Brown?

Matthew Modine and Millie Bobby Brown worked together on Stranger Things, where Modine played Brown’s character’s villainous father figure. In an interview with The Guardian, Modine revealed that he had a “desire to protect” Brown from the challenges of fame and the pressure that comes with it.

When did Stranger Things season four come out?

Stranger Things season four has not been released yet. The release date has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 2023, the new season has no official release date.

Who are The Duffer Brothers?

The Duffer Brothers are American twin brothers known for creating the Netflix series Stranger Things. They also directed the 2015 horror film Hidden and have written for several other television shows and movies.

Source: New Musical Express (NME)